Marc Blucas is a veteran American actor best known for his role in the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Riley Finn. Since he scored his first role on television with the movie Inflammable, he has gone on to star in several films and TV series alongside other famous actors and actresses. The actor has enjoyed commercial and critical success with his appearances, earning the praise and admiration of millions of viewers around the world. Some of his more revered performances on the small and big screen include his appearance in We Were Soldiers, First Daughter, Pleasantville, The ‘60s, The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, The Sunshine State, and Pray for Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Marc Blucas Bio
The accomplished actor was born Marcus Pail Blucas on January 11, 1972, to Mary Catherine Gordon and Walter Joseph Lucas in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is the younger of two children born to the couple. His older sister is named Katherine. His mother was a school superintendent while his father was an education administrator. Marc’s father was also a sportsman so he grew to be an athletic child. He was considered the star player of the basketball team from middle school through high school, leading his squad to many victories and two 2A trophies. Marc had the distinguished honor of being named one of the best players in the country in high school. He was averaging 20.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game at this point. Thanks to him, his school was ranked as one of the top high school programs in the nation.
After graduation, Marc Blucas went on to Wake Forest University on a full scholarship. He earned a degree in business and speech communication. He also served as the shooting guard on the university’s basketball team, helping them compete in four National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments. His athletic abilities and incredible skills won him a postgraduate scholarship in his senior year, as well as a Murray C. Freedom Sr. Athletic Academic Award. Marc had big league dreams of playing in the NBA, however, he failed to make the cut during the NBA draft.
Still determined to play basketball professionally, he relocated to England to use his talents for the Manchester Giants, but an unfortunate injury forced him to quit after one season. Marc went on to found a company specializing in contract and endorsement negotiation services for athletes. He decided to go to Law School, but he rediscovered his childhood love for acting the day before he was supposed to take the admission test.
Marc Blucas landed his debut role in the 1995 television film Inflammable. This was followed by a role in Pleasantville. His career break came in 1999 when he landed a major role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the titular character’s love interest. Afterward, he starred in other movies and television series such as The Killing Floor, Summer Catch, Thr3e, True Blue, House on Haunted Hill, After Sex, The Jane Austen Book Club, and House. That’s not all, you will also find him in Revenge, Body of Proof, Killer Women, Sleeping With Other People, Red State, The Red Maple Leaf, Touchback, Brael in Cell Block 99, and Underground. The actor played Roy Cumberfield in The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Scott McGuigan in Operation Christmas, and Matthew Donnally in Necessary Roughness.
Is He Married, Who is His Wife?
The actor began dating the journalist Ryan Haddon, and they were together for a while before he popped the big question. The lovebirds tied the knot in July 2009. After their union, he became a stepfather to Ryan’s two children from her marriage to ex-husband, Christian Slater.
What’s His Net Worth?
Thanks to his many acting credits, Marc Blucas has garnered sizeable wealth and since he shows no signs of retiring soon, his financial standing is bound to improve as the years go by. The actor is currently estimated to have a net worth of $3 million.
Fun Facts About The American Actor
1. Marc Blucas changed his mind about going to law school and decided to pursue acting after he watched A Few Good Men, a court drama directed by Rob Reiner.
2. When he is not acting, the actor coaches a girls’ high school basketball team in Los Angeles, California. It is his way of giving back to the community while also partaking in an activity that he loves and is very passionate about.